Torrance First Baptist Church






 2118 W. Carson St.; Torrance, CA 90501; 310.328.5030

Leadership Team

Dr. Alex Chisholm - Transitional Lead Pastor

Pastor Alex came to TFB in July as the Transitional Lead Pastor. At the age of 16, he felt the call to ministry and soon afterward attended Biola College (now Biola University), graduating with a degree in Christian Education.  Immediately afterwards, he attended Talbot School of Theology, graduating with a Masters of Divinity.  After receiving a Doctor of Ministry degree from Biola University, his book "It's All In Your Head" was published.

A native of Southern California, Pastor Alex has served with several churches within Transformation Ministries as both a senior pastor and transitional pastor.

Pastor Alex has a strong burden for the people of Kenya and has travelled there several times.  He has taught at an African seminary and sponsors an elementary school in a small suburb of Nairobi.

He is married to Sarah and they have two grown daughters Grace and Holly.

Pastor Rog Hosier - Associate Pastor
(Senior Adult Ministries & Crisis Care)

At the age of 8, I invited the Lord Jesus into my life to be my Savior. I am married to a beautiful lady, Joyce with a blended family consisting of four children and three grandchildren. While serving the Lord in different capacities, it has been my privilege to see the Lord work in, and change the lives of those I have ministered to...along with my own.

Karla Gaines - Children's Director

Karla was born and raised here at TFB.  Now a wife, a mother of 4 daughters, and a full-time public school teacher, her passion is leading children to Christ.  She put her trust in Jesus at an early age and has remained faithful to the calling God has placed on her life. In addition to leading our Children's Ministry, Karla helps to lead worship in our first service. She enjoys piano, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Jay Kim - Jr. High Director
Matt Strand - High School and College/Young Adult Pastor

"If you wanna know [his bio],
   you gotta show [up to TFB]."
Ann Pursche - Church Administration, Women's Ministries, Technical Lead (Audio Visual and Church Website)

Randy Stager - Blended Worship Music Director
I received Christ as my Savior during a 5th grade Sunday School class. In the 9th grade, I began serving the Lord through music. For the past 35 years, I have served God in one capacity or another in music ministry, and have been tremendously blessed doing so! My beautiful wife, Vicki and I have been married for almost 25 years. We have five wonderful children (Kaela, Chelsea, Courtney, Ethan & Emily).

Tammy Hurtado - Nursery Director
Sonja Sealey - Office Lead
Kate Bode - Blended Worship Accompanist